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Sony features in university AV system overhaul

The Vita-Salute San Raffaele University in Milan has undergone a comprehensive upgrade of its AV infrastructure with integrators Mezzi Comunicazione Audiovisiva developing an integrated solution using Sony products.

The university wanted to ensure students and other audiences enjoyed an engaging studying and learning experience with both sharing and participation encouraged through the effective delivery of content and ideas.

This AV systems overhaul formed part of a wider initiative, which began in 2015, to upgrade the technology in its classrooms. Sony’s VPL-FHZ57 laser projectors have been installed in the majority of its classrooms, helping to create an engaging and educational learning environment with presentations featuring sharp and high-impact details. The projector’s reliable Z-Phosphor laser light source system produces WUXGA-resolution images as high as 4,100 lumens, with an expected lifetime of 20,000 hours virtually maintenance free.

The university’s video capture system has been upgraded to include a PTZ camera that is capable of capturing high-quality colour video. The full HD SRG-300H dome camera, controlled remotely over standard IP networks, is ideal for use as a main or secondary camera in a wide range of streaming or video footage applications. With its high-sensitivity Exmor CMOS sensor, this camera ensures detailed full HD pictures with high horizontal resolution. The frame rate of 60 fps delivers more natural, blur-free playback of moving subjects.

Students can easily consult and view the lesson schedule on the FWL-65W855C Sony BRAVIA display positioned in the university foyer. The professional, 65in display can be used to create signage in full HD resolution. The use of Android TV allows for quick customisation with extra features thanks to a growing range of B2B applications, including content sharing, videoconferencing. Built-in support for HTML5 also offers a complete basic networked digital signage solution, with no need for additional decoders or hardware players.

In addition to the classrooms at the university itself, two classrooms at the San Raffaele hospital (Nina and Pinta), that are also used for medical conferences run by the university, have each been equipped with VPL-FHZ57 laser projectors by Mezzi Comunicazione Audiovisiva and, when the rooms are in their ‘connected’ configuration, there is a total of four full HD, 55in Sony RAVIA colour screens.